ITU Control and Automation Student Society (OTOKON)

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Control and Automation Student Society (OTOKON) established in 2004, is a student society, formed by ITU, mostly from Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering students. .

The primary organization that is organized by Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society is ITU Robotic Olympics(ITURO). While ITURO is celebrating its 8th year, ongoing mission of gathering robotic enthusiasts together and hosting a huge number of competitors, audience and media continues. Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society was one of the organizers of Automatic Control National Conference in cooperates with Turkish National Committee of Automatic Control (TOK) in 2008. In 2010, OTOKON was also organized ICM (International Conference of Mechatronics) which is held by IEEE. For this cooperation and organization OTOKON has received an award from IEEE. In 2011, OTOKON nominated for best Student Society by ITU Student Societies Association.

Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society, uses its position in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering to provide chance for bright engineers of future to use the theoretical information that learned, in projects with facilities of Control Engineering Department including its laboratories and creating a huge network in terms of information shared between society members.

Another important goal for Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society is to provide a social network between students. Different social events are held in OTOKON, in order to get an integrated and friendly ambience between members, who gets experience for their abilities like leadership by getting responsibility in these events.

Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society, works together with other student societies throughout Universities in Turkey, in order establish a network and easily communicate with students all around Turkey. Our society's members have participated in inter-disciplinary projects that are held in ITU. Notable examples are; our members have won CanSat Competition that was held by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA) and American Astronomical Society(AAS) in USA, also they won Board of European Students of Technology's competition of engineering, nominated for 3rd position in the Solar Splash Competition with Solar powered boat, as well as participate in the solar powered car(ARIBA), hydrogen powered car(HYDROBEE) projects. Furthermore, they enroll in the many international competitions like; RoboCup, Euroskills, Worldskills and Imagine Cup.